Casa Joya or 'jewel house' offers the Best of Both Worlds: History of Colonial San Miguel & the Vibrancy of Contemporary Mexico. A beautiful, modern mexican home. Designed by internationally renowned San Miguel resident architects House + House. A showcase of the amazing architecture of Mexico today. Contemporary styling with walls of glass & high ceilings; sunny & full of light, a rare feature in many San Miguel houses. Warm, soothing colors; stylishly and comfortably furnished with regional art throughout. Wonderful views from inside & out. Featured in the book, Houses in the Sun, and on the SMA House & Garden Tour. Casa Joya is in a wonderful location of the Centro, close to all you’d want to see and do but on a quiet residential walkway, away from traffic noise. 2 blocks from main Mercado (offering abundance of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, meat & poultry). 2 blocks from the wonderful, must-see Artisan Market and an easy 10-minute walk (or less) to the Jardin (Central Plaza).
Casa Joya or 'Jewel House' Details: Three (3) floors and 2500 square ft. offer both a feeling of space and privacy - Master bedroom on first floor with king bed and en-suite bathroom - Well equipped kitchen with beautiful granite countertops, set up for ease and convenience. - A patio off the kitchen features a dramatic two-story water wall sculpture studded with cobblestones - Two bedrooms on the 2nd floor: one with a queen bed and the other with two twins. The twin beds can also be converted into a second king bed - 2nd bathroom has striking tile work and polished concrete details (see photo). - The family room, which is just off the patio on the 3rd floor has views, HD Flat Screen TV and a hidden wet bar. Also has a pull-out couch to accommodate an additional guest.
Inviting and comfortable roof terrace with wonderful vistas of the historic town center. Partially covered so it is perfect for day or evening. Ideal for quiet reading, cocktails, conversation, and watching twilight and evening fall over San Miguel's historic skyline. The sunsets (and sunrises) are not to be missed. A second terrace has unparalleled views of five of San Miguel's major churches and the western mountain.
Maid service 3x weekly. Cleaning, laundry, and shopping (if requested). Light cooking (breakfast or an occasional comida) is offered for a small fee.
Casa Joya is in a Wonderful Location: Casa Joya is on a quiet residential street and away from traffic noise but less than a 10 minute stroll (about 6 blocks) to the central square known as the Jardin. It is around the corner from one of the town's most popular covered markets. This intriguing market is filled with crafts from local artisans and meanders down several side streets and stairways. Next to the Artisan Market is one of the town's best produce markets, filled with fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers.
Casa Joya in the Centro Historico, the epicenter of San Miguel's vibrant life. Designated in 2009 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this area is not only beautiful and historically significant but where you will find most of the town's restaurants, cultural events (music, film and lectures), galleries, shopping and it's numerous and not to be missed regional and religious festivals. As San Miguel is truly a walking town, living in and around Centro Historico is a must, giving you easy access to all the best that SMA has to offer. While Casa Joya is in this wonderful neighborhood, it also has the benefit of being on a small walking street that is quiet and away from street noise. So you get the best of both worlds.
Other Activities: Galleries, Well Known Art Schools, Highly Regarded Spanish Language Schools, Hot Springs, Sight-Seeing, Regional Festivals